help! Remove scratch from back of iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by brianj, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. brianj macrumors member

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    Can it be done? I've heard of some suggesting tooth paste on the iphone 2g back but what can I do about a big scratch on the back of my iPhone 3G white?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I would have said Brasso, but I don't think that works on plastic.

    You could sandpaper the whole back and not have to worry about any additional scratches!
     
  3. brianj thread starter macrumors member

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    The problem is that is long like 2 cm long and black on my white back...
     
  4. dfkaplan macrumors newbie

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    Try some kind of really, really fine rubbing compound? A lot of people don't realize that sandpaper comes in really, really fine grades... so fine that it practically feels slick. Perhaps that might help?
     
  5. SethBoy macrumors regular

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    I'm actually considering sandpapering the back, but I have googled for a bit and looks like nobody has done it yet.

    The DS Lite turned out pretty good - http://kotaku.com/gaming/ds-lite/deglossed-ds-lite-203190.php

    Not sure how an iPhone 3G would look "de-glossed".
     

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